Northeast has the potential to meet 43 per cent of the country's energy requirements, Union Minister of State for Power Bharatsinh Solanki has said.
"Such a move is the need of the hour to overcome the country's power crisis and reduce the impact of global warming caused by carbon generating thermal plants and industries," Solanki told power developers at the 5th National Hydropower Convention held at Tawang on the Sino-India border Saturday evening.
Appreciating Arunachal Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu for his foresight to tap the rich hydro power potential, Solanki said this would make the state and its people self-sufficient and self-reliant soon with massive infrastructure development and creation of huge job opportunities.
"The faster we move, the quicker we deliver the benefits to our future generation," officials quoted the minister as saying.
The minister said there is a need for basic amenities at project sites to win the trust of locals and advised setting up of industrial training institutes in the vicinity to train youths.